It’s obvious isn’t it? That we’re heading towards a decentralized future? It might be that it’s just obvious to me, since I’m so deeply involved in this, but the signs are everywhere. From Meta and Twitter collapsing, to oil being replaced by renewables. This shift is aligning us for a new mega trend, one which… Continue reading Towards a decentralized future
It’s 2021, you’ve got around a 100 pictures from your holiday you’d like to share with me. How? I guess you can put them on Google Photos, create an album and share with me a link using email? Or maybe you could put them on a USB stick, and mail it to me? Why is… Continue reading Sharing files without T&C
Consider Amazon, the e-commerce bits of the company. While it might have started out as an online bookshop, it evolved into a generalized online marketplace. So what was critical in the success of Amazon? The internet would probably be a good answer to that question, among many other things. But how much of the overall… Continue reading Blockchain: Big but small
We’ve long had content delivery networks (CDN), that help speed up and reduce latency for your web visitors. This works by making sure that the CDN has servers that are physically closer and on a better network connection (fewer hops) compared to where your visitor is based. You maintain multiple copies of the same content… Continue reading On edge architecture
For those of you unfamiliar with the issue and how the internet works (in simple terms) each and every connected device on the internet needs an IP address. It’s like a phone number, basically a unique number given to your computer, mobile phone, or whatever, whenever it is connected to the internet. It then “dials” another number whenever you check your email, go to a web page or any other activity.
Of course, to dial a number you need a number your self. And as we all know the number of connected devices on the internet is by no means slowing down. So we need more numbers to allocate to these devices. But here’s the catch: There are no more numbers available.